Special Envoy to Doha
Special Envoy to Doha
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Which opponent for the Blues?
It doesn't matter.
The most important thing is to be in the 8th
“, swore Antoine Griezmann after the defeat against Tunisia (0-1).
And to add: "
We will be attentive, we will watch the matches tonight (Wednesday)
"Grizou" was able to see that Argentina dominated Poland (2-0) while Mexico beat Saudi Arabia (2-1).
Leo Messi and company win Pool C and have an appointment with Australia on Saturday (8 p.m.) while the Blues will challenge Robert Lewandowski's Poland on Sunday (8 p.m.).
An opponent that the France team has not met since… 2011. Victory 1-0 for the Blues on an own goal from Jodlowiec.
A time when Eric Abidal, Patrice Evra, and Mathieu Valbuena still wore the tricolor jersey.
Guillaume Hoarau, Charles N'Zogbia and Marvin Martin too.
Lewandowski, Upamecano, Pavard, Coman know it by heart
Robert Lewandowski was already there on the Polish side.
11 years younger and not the same status.
It is a cador that the players of Didier Deschamps will have to contain.
A player that Dayot Upamecano, Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman know well for having worked with him for a long time at Bayern.
Ousmane Dembélé and Jules Koundé saw him arrive at FC Barcelona last summer.
One thing is certain: at 34, the Pole is at the top of his game, like his 19 goals in 24 matches in all competitions with the Blaugrana since the start of the season.
Duel of exceptional scorers in sight against Kylian Mbappé.
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Many well-known heads in L1
Quarter-finalist at Euro 2016, Poland, third at the World Cup in 1974 and 1982 and 26th in the Fifa rankings, however, it is not just Lewandowski, of course.
Moreover, Czeslaw Michniewicz has several well-known players in the French championship, Arkadiusz Milik (loaned to Juve by OM), Kamil Grosicki (ex-Rennes), Kamil Glik (ex-Monaco) or even Grzegorz Krychowiak (ex-PSG).
Przemyslaw Frankowski plays for him under the colors of Lens.
“All opponents of France will have problems.
I would like to see a France-Brazil final but they would already have to beat Poland.
Czeslaw Michniewicz, Poland coach
Czeslaw Michniewicz, he carefully followed the course of the Blues at the 98 World Cup and confided, after Argentina on Wednesday, his emotion at having been able to meet Aimé Jacquet in 2006, during the C1 final at the Stade de France.
France is very strong.
They can be champion again, with a fantastic generation.
They have a dynamic, fast, physical game.
All opponents of France will have problems.
I would like to see a France-Brazil final but they would already have to beat Poland
, ”smiled the Polish coach.
See you Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Al-Thumama stadium in Doha.